In what could be termed as good news for Game of Thrones fans, you can now visit the sets of your beloved fantasy-drama series. Excited?
According to a new announcement from the network, HBO is commemorating a decade of filming in Northern Ireland by opening up sites featured in the show to the public as attractions including Winterfell, Castle Black, and Kings Landing. In addition to the sets, the plan is also to potentially include a formal studio tour of Linen Mill Studios, which will showcase content from the series spanning all seasons and settings.
The #GameofThrones Legacy project is coming.
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— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) September 24, 2018
With breathtaking sets, exhibit displays for costumes, props, weapons, set decorations, art files, and models as well as digital content, visitors can expect an unforgettable, state-of-the-art interactive experience.
HBO is thrilled to celebrate the work of the Game of Thrones creative team and crew by preserving these locations and inviting fans to visit Northern Ireland and explore Westeros in person,” Jeff Peters, Vice President of Licensing and Retail for HBO, said in a statement.
“We look forward to opening the gates and sharing the excitement of stepping inside these amazing sets with Game of Thrones fans from around the world. The opportunity to celebrate Northern Ireland’s pivotal role in the life and legacy of the show and share its culture, beauty, and warmth is also a huge inspiration behind these Legacy projects,” he added.
Game of Thrones was a big winner at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, taking home the award for ‘outstanding drama series.’
The fantasy-drama will conclude with its eighth season premiering in 2019. The tentative targeted open date is set for 2019.